Trustee Meeting Minutes 1-16-2017

Wedgwood Community Council | Trustee Meeting Wedgwood Presbyterian Church January 16, 2017 | 7:30 – 9PM Meeting called by John Finelli Attendees: Gretchen Bear, Dass Adams, Peter Zimmerman, John Finelli, Michael Chrzastowski, Chris Haskins, Joe Forgette, Jen Freeman. Absent: Jess Creach

Signal Revision Complete at 35th & 75th

Earlier this week, SDOT completed a signal revision at 35th Ave NE and NE 75th Street, next to Wedgwood’s Safeway, to install left turn signals for east/west bound traffic. According to Valerie Lee with SDOT’s Signal Operations Group, the ‘protect and permissive left turn signal phasing’ should improve traffic safety. Many thanks to SDOT for considering traffic safety improvements in Wedgwood.

METRO Bus Cuts Coming to Wedgwood?

Last Friday, Publicola reported on potential changes to METRO should a 2-year, emergency $20 vehicle license fee not pass the King County Council by a 2/3rds margin, a threshold that was imposed on the KC Council as a result of an agreement reached during conference between the State House and Senate transportation committees.  Should this bill not pass the KC Council, which it doesn’t look like it has the support for, the bill would likely have to go to a public vote.  The proposed changes to METRO discussed in last Friday’s Publicola article would only occur should the KC Council Read More …

Wedgwood Bus Routes on Holiday Schedule

Some Wedgwood bus routes are on holiday schedule and have reduced trips throughout December 27th – 31st.  The affected routes include Route 64, 65, 68, 242, and 372.  As a result, these routes have fewer trips than normal weekday schedules but more trips than weekends. Please refer to their holiday route schedule, which you can access here.   On New Years day, all routes will be running on Sunday schedules. Please plan accordingly.

No Sidewalk Improvements for Wedgwood in 2011

Those that live in Wedgwood, north of 85th, recognize the need for improving sidewalks throughout Wedgwood.  Not only do they provide a critical pedestrian safety network for our schools, but they improve the walkability of our neighborhood and often improve the surface water management on our streets.  Therefore, expanding the sidewalk network throughout Wedgwood as well as other key pedestrian safety improvements is a focal point of the WCC. For this reason, we’re disappointed to see that no new sidewalk improvements will be coming to Wedgwood under the SDOT Bridging the Gap Sidewalk Development Program.  In fact, Pinehurst and Maple Read More …